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Archery Answers: Learn All the Basics Now

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Jan 17, 2018
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Where Can You Find Archery Answers? In this book. Before you plunk down big bucks for a bow, learn about the different types of bows. And what about the arrows? Learn which type of arrow shafts you want, what kinds of points and fletches, and how to determine your draw length. How should you carry your arrows? In what style of quiver? Learn the pros and cons of a back quiver, a side quiver and a bow quiver? Decide on your armguards, finger tab vs. a shooting glove, bow strings & stringers...

Archery Answers is a book in clear, no-nonsense language to teach you stuff you need to know, the stuff you can apply immediately. You don’t want more confusing information, you only need the right information, the facts that really matter.

Do you want to save money by making your own accessories? Yes, you can really make your own finger tab, bow stringer, and armguard! Archery Answers shows you how, step-by-step, with pictures and templates. After a day of shooting, maybe some arrows will be damaged. How do you repair an arrow if you lose the metal point in a log or when a fletch falls off? Archery Answers teaches you all of these critical bits of know-how. And included are many more techniques, explanations, and instructions, all geared to the beginner.

Archery Answers is loaded with over two hundred pictures, and is structured in a question and answer format to help you learn in a quick and easy manner. You will find that learning is fun because of this conversational writing approach.

Here are all the Archery Answers you have been looking for. Now get out there and shoot some arrows!

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By profession, Mike is a professional musician, working as a keyboard player and private music teacher. Mike has been teaching piano, electronic keyboard and electric organ for over thirty years and as a keyboard player worked in many night clubs and entertainment venues.Mike has also branched out in to composing music and has written and recorded many new royalty free tracks which are used worldwide in TV, film and internet media applications."My favourite piece of music is "Music" by John Miles, it describes how my life has been and continues to be, I consider myself very lucky"Mike is also proud of the fact that many of his students have gone on to be musicians, composers and teachers in their own right."Learning to play a piano, keyboard or any musical instrument is the greatest gift anybody can gives themselves"Listen to Mikes royalty free music here:http://audiojungle.net/user/audiomichaeld/portfolio?ref=audiomichaeldSee Mike playing the Roland Atelier organ on YouTube here:http://www.youtube.com/user/captinmichaeld

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Archery Answers

CELESTE AND BLAKE

TEACH THE BASICS

by Michael Shaw

Published by Fresh Squeezed Publishing

Smashwords Edition

Copyright © 2016, 2017, 2019 by Michael Shaw

All Rights Reserved

This eBook is licensed for your personal enjoyment only. This eBook may not be re-sold or given away to other people. If you would like to share this book with another person, please purchase an additional copy for each recipient. If you’re reading this book and did not purchase it, or it was not purchased for your use only, then please return it to Smashwords.com and purchase your own copy. Thank you for respecting the hard work of this author.

No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the publisher, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical reviews and certain other noncommercial uses permitted by copyright law. For permission requests, write to the publisher, addressed Attention: Permissions Coordinator, at the website below.

Publisher’s Note: Names, characters, places, and incidents are a product of the author’s imagination. Locales and public names are sometimes used for atmospheric purposes. Any resemblance to actual people, living or dead, or to businesses, companies, events, institutions, or locales is completely coincidental.

Author and publisher not responsible for any accidents or damage due to use or misuse of materials, methods, or tools described herein.

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www.mikeshawtoday.com

Archery Answers/ Michael Shaw —2nd Smashwords ed.

Fresh Squeezed Publishing

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

Smashwords ISBN: 9781370634224

Contents

Preface

Equipment

Arrow Components

Arrow Making 101

Archery Practice

Deepening Your Practice

How to Make a Bow Stringer

How to Make a Finger Tab

How to Make an Armguard

How to Make a String Keeper

Good Luck!

Appendix: Reading & Resources

About the Author

To Alan, my big brother, who introduced me to archery

The time has come, therefore, to meet your bow,

your arrow, your target and your way.

―PAULO COELHO

The Way of the Bow

Preface

You will find this an unusual How-To book. Most manuals and instruction books, if they are read at all, sit on a shelf for occasional reference. Better ones may be avidly flipped through, but are seldom read cover to cover.

In preparing this book, I decided to do something out of the box so those new to archery would enjoy the learning process in a unique way. I’ve written this book from the point of view of fictional characters Celeste and Blake who share not only archery basics, but also their philosophical points of view about life.

This book does not presume to supersede the teaching of an experienced archery coach and appropriate instructional books needed in order to learn proper archery form and stance. Instead, it promises to take you beyond the technical aspects of archery.

Within these pages you will discover for yourself the ancient skills of hunter and warrior. You will be joining a vast group of your peers who see the practice of archery as a pathway to a new kind of freedom—the freedom to connect with nature, to forget yourself, to become one with the target, and to experience joy. Celeste and Blake break the rules, reminding you how to be yourself. By being open to their life lessons you just might find your own inner Celeste or Blake.

—Michael Shaw

Chapter 1

Equipment

Together in this chapter, Celeste and Blake share their know-how, giving you all of the basics concerning the gear. Seeing how little you need in order to begin, you will want to start right away with one of the most exciting and satisfying pastimes, a sport and a meditation,

Here are many of the terms we will be using throughout the book. Feel free to flip back to them for reference.

Definitions

ARROW REST. In the center of the bow, this is a little shelf where the arrow sits so it does not scrape along your hand when you release. On a takedown bow, this arrow rest is in the middle of the riser.

BACK. This is counter to logic – but it’s the flat side of the bow that faces the target, away from the string.

BELLY. The flat side of the bow that faces you when you draw, on the same side as the string, and closest to your own belly.

BOW SIGHT. Typically found on competition bows, takedown bows, and compound bows. It is an attachment to the middle of the riser which allows you to aim more accurately, as you would if using a rifle. It is used in conjunction with a small tube-piece on the string to line up the target center.

BRACE HEIGHT. When the bow is strung, this is the distance between the string and the deepest part of the hand grip. Traditionally, it is in the range of about seven inches, and there is a section in this book which teaches you how to measure it properly for your bow.

COCK FEATHER. This is the odd colored feather on an arrow, among the hen feathers (usually two). The cock feather points away from the bow when the arrow is on the string ready to be drawn back.

FACE PIN. Plastic or wood skewers which hold the target to the bale.

GRIP. The section of the bow which you hold in your gripping hand or your bow hand. For comfort, grips are sometimes wrapped in leather.

LIMBS. This usually refers the the top and bottom lengths on a takedown bow, because the center is the riser (defined below). On a one piece bow, you could refer to limbs, however there really are not limbs on a one piece bow, except figuratively.

NOCK. There are two types of nocks. One is the grooved part at the back of the arrow where the string slips into place. Usually these are made of plastic and attached to the back of the arrow. In ancient times, a nock was a slot cut into the wood at the back of the arrow. The second type of nock is the bow nock. This is a V-shaped groove at the top and bottom of the bow where the loops of the string will lock in place as the bow is strung.

NOCKING POINT. This is the location in the center of the string where you place the arrow when drawing it back before shooting. A little brass bead is usually attached right above it so you can slip the arrow in place quickly and consistently.

RISER. This refers to a takedown bow’s center section. Attached to the top and bottom of the riser are the two limbs. These limbs bolt on using big knurled screws. The grip is in the middle of the riser. Some risers allow attachment of a bow sight or bowfishing reel.

SERVING. This is a tightly coiled string, about the thickness of heavy button thread, wound around the center of the bow string to prevent wear from constantly setting the arrow in the same place on the string.

SHELF. Also called an arrow rest. See above.

STRING. This is a very strong cord which attaches to the top and bottom of the bow by means of a loop at each end of the string. The most popular type of string is called a Flemish string which is often made by hand by twisting together thinner strings. The string needs to be waxed to preserve it. Drawing back the string with an arrow nocked on it, then releasing the arrow transfers the potential energy in the bow to the arrow as kinetic energy.

SLING. This is a special strap which some archers like to wear on the bow hand so the bow does not slip out of their hand when they release the arrow. The strap goes around the wrist and around the bow. These archers hold the bow very loosely, just allowing the back pressure from the bow to hold it against their hand when drawing.

TAB or FINGER TAB. A small leather piece which protects the fingers from chafing against the bowstring when drawing back the string and releasing. Described in detail later in this book.

What Kind of Bow Does Blake Recommend?

There are many types of bows to choose from, but whatever you select, I recommend you don’t spend a great deal of money on your first bow. Wait until you get comfortable with the style of bow you like, and find out how much strength you have, how much you can pull, without overestimating.

Although this book focuses on the traditional recurve bow, most of what we will talk about is applicable to the other bow types. Here, then is a quick overview. We’ll start with a reference picture showing the various

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